With the understanding that it’s necessary to spend time in reactive mode just to keep up with the hour-to-hour changes of business and the world, there is also an opportunity for leaders to make a strategic, conscious effort to be in the proactive space.
In the spirit of helping all leaders, we’re sharing some of what we know to be true, based on our consulting expertise that’s been ongoing since 1960. Since that time, we’ve helped tens of thousands of leaders and clients manage serious challenges.
As a leader, do you ever feel like you’re moving from one problem to another, putting out fires, problem-solving for your employees, or “saving the day,” but on a few too many days? You’re not alone.
Is this the year to “up” your leadership competency? Studies show that there’s immense value in leadership programs, not just value related to developing the leader but for the benefit of building up your people and your organization’s bottom line.
Delegation enables leaders to empower and develop their people’s skills, abilities and, ultimately, passion for their jobs. It can be challenging, particularly if you’re a leader who has always maintained a high or extreme level of control. Given this, let’s explore a few ways to retain critical control while delegating effectively.
One of the biggest struggles leaders face: goal achievement. Numerous studies show that 80 percent of organizations fall short of their goals—why? For starters, they’re not aligned around vital goals.
For every leader, the question around how to roll out change in an organization is a big topic. Why? Most people don’t like change, sometimes even when they’re downright miserable or can acknowledge the vital need for change.
I don’t know about you, but one of the most refreshing things about starting a New Year is the clean slate it provides. In the spirit of motivation, let’s focus on how to ignite and build consistent momentum for yourself, your team and your organization.
What does the practice of gratitude mean to a leader in the business landscape? This holiday season, I challenge you to give yourself and others the simple gift of gratitude, creating new habits around the spirit of “thanks.”
Is your team frustrated because they have no blueprint for success? They might be clueless about what success looks like—the expectations for it have never been clearly outlined and communicated by their boss. Want to achieve greater results? Here are three areas when you need to set high expectations: